Course Description and Objectives
This online course aims at bringing into discussion the current dynamics, actors and events in Turkey-EU relations. The course objective is to broaden the perspective of the students on Turkey-EU relations by providing them a variety of theoretical approaches and events to better understand and evaluate the course and current state of the relations. For this aim, the course presents different perspectives and theoretical backgrounds analysing Turkey-EU relations. The course also places the Turkey-EU relations in a global context, by focusing on the role of United States, Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean in the context of Turkey-EU relations historically and currently. In addition, important topics and dynamics affecting the course of relations, such as the Cyprus issue, Customs Union, EU Green Deal, migration and public opinion are also separately focused on. Lastly, the course discusses the governance of Turkey-EU relations to reflect upon the actors and their roles both in Turkey and at the EU level.
At the end of the course, the students will be able to:
- compare and contrast different theoretical perspectives to analyse Turkey-EU relations;
- analyse political, economic, legal dimensions of Turkey-EU relations across various issues;
- evaluate the basic current dynamics of Turkey-EU relations; and,
- critically reflect upon the Turkey-EU relations in an informed and analytical manner.